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Julian B
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Re: Polestar

Post by Julian B » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:23 pm

Presently on order a XC40, FE, D4, 20" Wheels, ETA October.
Previous cars have been German fully loaded diesel hot hatches with good performance, ride and economy.
Though greatly looking forward to my XC40 First Edition D4, I would like an increase in overall performance and have therefore been deliberating on whether to add Polestar to my order.
I appreciate the general benefits of Polestar, though it appears to add nothing in the way of performance 0 - 60mph or economy.
Therefore is Polestar worth the additional £695 ?


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pjm007
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Re: Polestar

Post by pjm007 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:52 pm

Julian B wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:23 pm

Therefore is Polestar worth the additional £695 ?
See earlier posts in this thread - opinions vary.
XC40 FE D4 AWD Auto - Bursting Blue/Charcoal/20". On the road since March 9th. Now Polestarred. :)


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Re: Polestar

Post by Julian B » Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:41 pm

Thanks pjm007, I have read most of the Polestar posted opinions.
Though I would have liked a little more in the way of performance from Polestar and there are other options worth considering.
To keep within Volvo Warranty I have made a decision to have my FE D4 Polestarred
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XC40 | FE | D4 | AWD | 20" Wheels | Crystal White | Ordered 14th March | Est Delivery 31st May | 2nd Confirmed Delivery 9th Oct.
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Re: Polestar

Post by pp67 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:19 pm

I had Polestar installed on Friday on my D4.
It definitely pulls stronger and the gear change is slicker.
I still find comfort mode too laid back and kind of disconnected. There is still a delay when coming on and off the throttle at roundabouts etc in comfort mode but that has improved.
Dynamic mode is great and very responsive and I generally stay in this mode as I have found that i can get very similar fuel economy to comfort mode and I feel so much more connected to the car.
I think that if you can spare the £695 then it does improve things nicely but it's no transformation.
XC40 D4 First Edition - Crystal White , 20" Wheels, Polestar - Due in June'18 and delivered in June ..phew.


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Re: Polestar

Post by Julian B » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:58 am

Many thanks pp67 for your info on Polestar, which I found helpful.
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XC40 | FE | D4 | AWD | 20" | Crystal White | Ordered14th March | Est Delivery 31st May | 2nd Confirmed Delivery 9th October.


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Re: Polestar

Post by chingf0rd » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:19 am

Done it...

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Dynamic mode - very nice - more urgency and car leaps forward on the throttle.

Comfort mode - gears changes appear more smooth and the extra slug of torque is apparent.
MY19 FE / Crystal White / T5 / Polestar / Ordered Jan 2018 / Delivered June 2018


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Re: Polestar

Post by pjm007 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:25 pm

chingf0rd wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:19 am
Done it...

Dynamic mode - very nice - more urgency and car leaps forward on the throttle.

Comfort mode - gears changes appear more smooth and the extra slug of torque is apparent.
Congrats. Enjoy - you will!
XC40 FE D4 AWD Auto - Bursting Blue/Charcoal/20". On the road since March 9th. Now Polestarred. :)


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Re: Polestar

Post by Boomer » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 pm

chingf0rd wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:19 am
Done it...

Dynamic mode - very nice - more urgency and car leaps forward on the throttle.

Comfort mode - gears changes appear more smooth and the extra slug of torque is apparent.
Oh heck. I am going to have to look at this again, aren't I? Just to stay up with/in the original FE owners club.... :D
XC40 FE [MY18] | T5 AWD Auto | Crystal White |20" | Lava | Wait time - Early Dec => Early Apr


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Re: Polestar

Post by pjm007 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:41 pm

Boomer wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:39 pm

Oh heck. I am going to have to look at this again, aren't I? Just to stay up with/in the original FE owners club.... :D
Yes. ;)
XC40 FE D4 AWD Auto - Bursting Blue/Charcoal/20". On the road since March 9th. Now Polestarred. :)


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Re: Polestar

Post by Neil76 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:43 pm

I'm feeling the pressure too! Trying to be sensible and purchase winter wheels but this Polestar thread keeps popping up!!
FE D4 Crystal White 20" Alloys :D


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